We remember the last oil boom, right? Couple years ago? And the bust that followed? Wealthy people got considerably wealthier while the rest of us strained to see the benefits promised us. What weren’t hard to see were the deep cuts to the public sector after all those revenues (on which the government decided to be fully dependent) suddenly vanished. And the public continues to pay the price. It’s 2018. We’ve known for many years that the future of human beings depends on cutting dependence on fossil fuels. Scientists the world over have insisted this is the case. In a 2012 report, the World Bank stated that “we’re on track for a 4 degree Celsius warmer world by century’s end marked by extreme heat waves, declining global food stocks, loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and life-threatening sea level rise.” The Tyndall Centre for Climate Research says this rise in 4…
Conversion to a plant-based diet is the key to better health — for people and the planet.
“One doesn’t change an economy overnight, but one does need a vision of the future that ensures today’s policies will create the kind of future we want.”
What are we going to tell future generations who ask us what we did to solve global warming?
But they plan to survive civilization’s collapse.
Whether or not global plutocracy can be toppled, its billions of victims need immediate help.
What we need to know about neoliberalism. (Part 3 of 3)
Small group in St. John’s protests RBC’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The province “has become an epicentre of mobilization to demand an economy that prioritizes people and the planet over corporate profit.”
A recent panel discussion at Petrocultures 2016 needed to admit the harsh truth: The shift to a ‘green economy’ will be uncomfortable.
“Canadians believe that Canada and the provinces can become world leaders in addressing climate change.”
A Corner Brook man and a few of his co-workers from Alberta are leading a new national initiative to retrain tradespeople working in the hurting fossil fuel industry to help lead Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy.
Divest MUN says decision by university’s Board of Regents to strike an advisory committee to study the question of fossil fuel divestment is a “positive sign”.
“The renewable energy revolution is occurring faster than anyone predicted.”
MUN professor takes aim at consumer capitalism for its role in the ecological and climate crises, draws inspiration from Pope Francis in leading a local initiative to start “a new conversation” about ecology and sustainability.
As the global climate talks get underway in Paris, people in St. John’s and across Canada are demanding climate justice.
“We do not need more forms of unsafe extreme energy extraction such as hydraulic fracturing, or ineffective distractions such as carbon capture and storage. What we need are real climate and economic solutions, green economies, and renewable energy.”
I’m happy you’re happy, but…
Divest MUN is asking Memorial University to make its divest from fossil fuels.
The next chapter of our story begins with the coordinated and well-executed effort to replace Stephen Harper with Justin Trudeau. But if we want to shape the narrative, we can’t let go of the pen.